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National Grid Ventures and Con Edison Transmission Propose Garden State Energy Path to Connect NJ Offshore Wind

National Grid Ventures (NGV) and Con Edison Transmission this week submitted a proposal to build transmission infrastructure that will carry offshore wind power to New Jersey’s electric grid.

The Garden State Energy Path will enable delivery of approximately 6 gigawatts of offshore wind power from its point of landfall at the Sea Girt National Guard Training Center to the Larrabee Tri-Collector Station, in Howell Township. The project will be underground, allowing the cables to be protected from storms and other extreme weather that can cause customer outages.

The project consists of “pre-build infrastructure” that will house the cables carrying electricity generated by four wind projects to the grid. This project is foundational to helping New Jersey reach its goal of 11 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2040. NGV and Con Edison Transmission both bring decades of experience in building underground transmission projects, and a longstanding reputation for developing and operating such infrastructure in the Northeast.

“New Jersey communities can rely on the Garden State Energy Path to provide a route that reduces community disruption and maximizes benefits. With our partners at Con Edison Transmission, we designed a cost-effective project that has the flexibility to support the latest grid technologies,” said Will Hazelip, President of National Grid Ventures, US Northeast. “Pre-build infrastructure is a smart and coordinated approach to transmission for offshore wind, reducing the need to separately construct transmission infrastructure for each offshore wind project.”

“The Garden State Energy Path will enable the grid to accommodate new sources of renewable energy and handle increased demand as customers transition away from fossil fuels,” said Stuart Nachmias, President of Con Edison Transmission. “This project uses the most efficient design to be ready to carry clean, renewable wind power for New Jersey homes and businesses. We worked with National Grid Ventures to propose a clean energy project that provides the reliability customers need at the best cost possible and with reduced impact on local communities.”

The proposal incorporates stakeholder feedback into the project’s design, resulting in a solution that will bypass known environmentally sensitive areas wherever feasible and support local pedestrian and vehicle access during construction. The companies are committed to creating local jobs and contributing to the New Jersey economy. The majority of construction will be conducted during off-peak seasons, minimizing shore disruptions for local communities and visitors.

If awarded, the Garden State Energy Path would be in operation by early 2029, ready for use by selected New Jersey offshore wind farms.

About National Grid

National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York and Massachusetts. National Grid is focused on building a path to a more affordable, reliable clean energy future through our fossil-free vision. National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, please visit our website, follow us on Twitter, watch us on YouTube, friend us on Facebook, and find our photos on Instagram.

About National Grid Ventures

National Grid Ventures (NGV) is the non-regulated division of National Grid plc, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. NGV operates outside of National Grid’s core regulated businesses in the US and UK where it develops, operates and invests in energy projects, technologies and partnerships to accelerate the development of a clean energy future. NGV’s diverse portfolio of low carbon and renewable energy businesses across the UK, Europe and US includes subsea electricity interconnectors, wind and solar power, and battery storage. For more information, visit

About Con Edison Inc.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy-delivery companies, with approximately $15 billion in annual revenues and $66 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through the following subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., a regulated utility providing electric service in New York City and New York’s Westchester County, gas service in Manhattan, the Bronx, parts of Queens and parts of Westchester, and steam service in Manhattan; Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a regulated utility serving customers in a 1,300-square-mile area in southeastern New York State and northern New Jersey; and Con Edison Transmission Inc.

About Con Edison Transmission

Con Edison Transmission, Inc., which falls primarily under the oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, manages, through joint ventures, both electric and gas assets while seeking to develop electric transmission projects that will bring clean, renewable electricity to customers, focusing on New York and the Northeast.